Upload results

You can upload results to Squish Test Center manually from the Squish Test Center UI or from the command line or automatically from Squish IDE, Jenkins, or TeamCity.

During the upload, you select or add batch names and labels. For more information about how to pick batch names and labels, see Group results.

Labels starting with a period (.) are hidden across the UI. They are only shown in the Single report view, where you can configure the labels of a report. Squish Test Center uses such labels to control the behavior of 3rd-party integration. The values for these labels have no further analytical value.

One exception to this rule is the .reference.url label. When set, in the Batch view, a link is added in the column header for this upload (report), pointing to the .reference.url value. When this label has the format [title](url), link title is taken as text for the added link; otherwise, Ref is taken.

Supported result formats

You can upload the following result formats to Squish Test Center:

  • Squish XML

    When you have no further attachments you can simply upload the results.xml generated by Squish. If your result contains screenshots, snapshots or attachments, upload the entire result folder as a zip archive. We recommend to use XML report version 3.4, but older versions are supported as well.

  • Squish HTML

    When you have no further attachments, you can simply upload the data/results-v1.js genrated by Squish. If your result contains screenshots or snapshots, upload the entire result folder as a zip archive.

  • Coco CSMES/CSEXE

    You can upload a single Coco instrumentation database (*.csmes) per report, together with a number of corresponding execution reports (*.csexe).

  • JUnit, CppUnit and other xUnit formats.

Manual upload via the Squish Test Center UI

To upload your results manually using the Squish Test Center UI, you will first need to be logged into a user account with upload privileges. Next, hover over the user icon and name in the top right corner, and from the dropdown, choose Result Upload. You should see a page like the one below:

Uploading Results

Select an existing project in the Project dropdown. Alternatively, you can type a new project name and select the Add option to create a new project on result upload. Another way to create a new project is described in Create projects.

Then enter a name for the batch in the Batch field, and select a .zip, .xml, .js, or a single .csmes file to upload. You can select multiple .csexe files together with a .csmes, which Squish Test Center will combine into a single coverage report. Optionally, you can upload arbitrary files as attachments to these results.

In the Labels dropdown, select or add labels to the result, so that the results can be more easily selected from the Reports and Tests sections of the Explore and History views.

Click the Upload button to upload the results or the Reset button to clear all the fields.

Upload via the command line

You can upload results to Squish Test Center on the command line either by using either testcentercmd or squishrunner.

Use testcentercmd

To upload results by using the command line, you need the testcentercmd executable shipped with Squish Test Center.

When invoking testcentercmd, the following are required:

  • An upload token or the email address and password of a Squish Test Center user with upload privileges.
  • Project name that identifies tests of the same software, project, or module.
  • Path to the test result file or the result directory.

The following are optional:

  • URL of the server instance, the default being http://localhost:8800.
  • One or more labels to filter the test results of the same project, the default being none.
  • Name of a batch instead of a generated name

Example usage:

$ testcentercmd --url=http://localhost:8800 --token=MyToken upload Myproject
/path/to/results.zip --label=version=1.0.0 --label=OS=Linux --batch=MyBatch

While it is recommended to use an upload token, you can also authenticate with email address and password using the command arguments --user=user@company.com and --password=password. If you omit the --password argument, you are prompted for your account password upon entering this command.

To see the full list of testcentercmd options, enter testcentercmd --help in a prompt.

Use squishrunner

Uploading test results of a squishrunner test suite execution is a two-step process. First, use the testcenter report generator for squishrunner:

squishrunner --reportgen "testcenter,http://localhost:8800/project/Myproject?token=MyToken&label=version%3D1.0.0&label=OS%3Dlinux&batch=MyBatch"

You must also specify either --local or a running squishserver instance, as well as a testsuite to be run via --testsuite.

The label and batch are optional. See Creating and Managing Upload Token on how to create a token. Note that for labels, the equals sign (=) for the label value in the URL must be escaped and becomes %3D.

After squishrunner is finished, you should see the IMPORT_ID that you can use to add labels or upload attachments to the report.

Note: Currently on Linux the number of parallel connections to Squish Test Center is limited to 300. Keep this limit in mind when you run many tests in parallel, and plan on using the reportgen upload.

Upload attachments via the command line

Once you have obtained an IMPORT_ID either from the result upload or from the Explore view, you can use the ID to upload additional attachments.

testcentercmd --user=johndoe@mycompany.com add IMPORT_ID --attachment=MyFile1 --attachment=MyFile2

Interactive upload from Squish IDE

In Squish IDE, select Window > Show View > Squish Test Center.

Squish IDE Integration

Click the Configure Squish Test Centers button ( ), and then click Add to specify a connection to a Squish Test Center instance. Enter the server URL, email and password, and then click OK.

Once a Squish Test Center Instance is set up within Squish IDE, the actual result upload can be found in the top right corner of the Test Results view.

Squish IDE Integration Upload

Upload using the Jenkins Plugin

How to configure the Jenkins Plugin to upload to Squish Test Center is part of the Plugin documentation: Jenkins Plugin Documentation.

Upload from TeamCity

Squish Test Center plugin for TeamCity adds functionality to send results to Squish Test Center. Results need to be obtained from an Agent as Artefacts and are sent to Squish Test Center from TeamCity Server. Squish Test Center tab is added to a Build Page containing a link to view results in Squish Test Center. The plugin can be integrated with Squish Runner plugin (version 2.4 and above), where Squish Runner plugin is responsible for executing Squish tests and Squish Test Center plugin is responsible for sending them to Squish Test Center.

Installation

The plugin is available from: download.froglogic.com/resources/testcenter-teamcity-latest.zip. To install the Squish Test Center plugin, shut down TeamCity server and copy the zip archive with the plugin to TeamCity Data Directory/plugins directory.

When you start the TeamCity server, the plugin files are unpacked and processed automatically. To check where the TeamCity Data Directory is located, go to Administration > Global Settings. To verify that the plugin is installed, go to Administration > Plugins List. Squish Test Center plugin shall be listed in the External Plugins list.

Configuration

The first step is to provide information to TeamCity about Squish Test Center installation.

  1. Go to Administration > Squish Test Center.
  2. Provide Test Center base URL and Upload Token.
  3. Click the Test Connection button to verify that the data you entered is correct.

The next step is to configure Build Configuration to send results to Squish Test Center:

  1. Edit Build Configuration Settings.
  2. Go to Build Features.
  3. Click Add build feature.
  4. Choose Squish Test Center Build Feature.
  5. Provide Squish Test Center Project name, Batch name, Labels, and Result directory. If Squish results are being sent and Squish plugin is used to run tests, enter xml3 in Result directory.

Exploring results

After TeamCity build is finished, Squish Test Center tab on a Build Page contains a link to explore results in Squish Test Center.